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Sagar condemns incident of burglary at Dastageer Sahib (RA) Shrine

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Demands time bound probe into incident, seeks security audit of all major shrines Demands time bound probe into incident, seeks security audit of all major shrines

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir National Conference General Secretary, Ali Muhammad Sagar, on Monday expressed outrage at the incident of burglary at the revered shrine of Hazrat Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Geelani RA (Dastageer Sahib) in Khanyar, seeking stringent punishment to the culprits.

While condemning the incident of burglary, Party General Secretary said in a statement that he was shocked to hear about the irreverence with which the burglars have decamped with cash after breaking the chest at the revered shrine of Dastageer Sahib (RA).

“The incident has saddened me personally including numerous others who have an affinity with the shrine; I share the anguish of the thousands of followers whose feeling have been hurt. We have from time to time asked the administration to upgrade the security grid of the shrines like Hazratbal, Khanqa e Moala, Dastagir Sahib, Maqdoom Sahib and others in Srinagar and elsewhere in Kashmir. These places are the epicenter of people’s faith and incidents like these hurt the sentiments of numerous followers and devotees.  This incident should not be seen in isolation; previously also many religious places were desecrated and ransacked,” he said.

“The response of the administration towards such incidents has unfortunately been very poor. I condemn the incident in unequivocal terms and demand a through and time bound probe into the incident; the culprits should be nabbed and given exemplary punishment. I also impress upon the administration to do a massive security audit of all the main shrines of valley,” he added.

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